HC Men’s Basketball Defeats MTA in OT

Reinard Explodes for 46 in Come From Behind Win
Release Date:
January 6, 2007
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CRESSON, PA – Dallas Reinard’s (Smethport, PA/Smethport) three-point field goal with 00:06 remaining in regulation gave the Hilbert College men’s basketball team a second chance Saturday as the Hawks rallied to defeat Mount Aloysius College 117-110 in overtime. In a game that saw 15 different lead changes, the Hawks outscored the host Mounties 17-10 in the extra session to sneak away with the win.

The visiting Hawks would shoot 53.7% from the field during the first-half and cash in on several transition opportunities to take a 51-47 lead after 20 minutes. “We were breaking their full court pressure and getting some pretty high percentage shots,” said Hilbert coach Rob deGrandpre, who’s Hawks improve to 6-5 overall and 2-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

In the second-half, both teams would take turns holding the lead before back-to-back layups by Roman Mims gave the Mounties a 100-94 lead with 1:49 to play. Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) drained a long three-pointer to trim the deficit to 100-97 with 1:08 remaining and after a Mount Aloysius turnover the Hawks regained possession with 00:19 to play.

Reinard’s game tying trey came off a feed from Ufland at the top of the key in front of a jubilant Hawks bench. “We took a timeout and ran a quick set to free him (Reinard) and he did the rest,” explained deGrandpre.

In the extra session, an Ufland jumper gave the Hawks a 105-103 lead they would not relinquish. The Hawks would can four straight free throws and come up with some key defensive stops in the closing seconds to escape with the seven-point win.

Reinard led all scorers with a career-high 46 points on 20 of 32 shooting including four of nine from beyond the arc. Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) scored 20 points off the bench and Ufland and Noah McHale each chipped in with 15 points for the Hawks. Sam Hanik led five Mounties in double-figure with 31 points in a losing effort.

The Hawks will next travel to Fredonia State on Monday January 8th for a non-conference game. Tip-off against the Blue Devils is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.